Friday, February 5, 2010

When the Saints Go Marching In....


You probably think this is about the modern day Saints, the Alzheimer's caregivers....
By Bob DeMarco

Today, I jumped up out of my chair in front of the computer and ran in front of the television. Like most days, I had the Ellen show on for my mother.

The show began with a rousing rendition of When the Saints Go Marching In.
Oh when the saints go marching in
When the saints go marching in
Oh lord I want to be in that number
When the saints go marching in


I have been asked a few times this week, who do you want to win the Super Bowl?

First, I am a Philadelphia Eagles fan. Born and raised in Philly. As long as its not the Cowboys, Giants, or Redskins, I have to think about it. At heart, I am an NFC fan. So the team representing the NFC is usually my choice.
When the revelation (revolution) comes
When the revelation (revolution) comes
Oh lord I want to be in that number
When the saints go marching in

But this year, I am torn a bit. I like the Indianapolis Colts because Payton Manning is not only a great quarterback, he is a great role model. Clean living, wonderful positive attitude. In addition, head coach Jim Caldwell got his coaching start at Penn State. We Penn Staters have a natural affinity for one another.
We are traveling in the footsteps
Of those who've gone before
But we'll all be reunited (but if we stand reunited)
On a new and sunlit shore (then a new world is in store)

On the other hand, we have the New Orleans Saints. Drew Brees also clean living, positive attitude, great role model. The Saints have never been to the Super Bowl.

So my answer all week long has been -- doesn't matter to me two great teams.
When our leaders learn to cry
When our leaders learn to cry
Oh lord I want to be in that number
When the saints go marching in
Well, after hearing that rousing rendition of When the Saints Go Marching In on Ellen, I changed my mind.

There can be little doubt that a New Orleans Saints win will mean a great deal to New Orleans and the surrounding region. If only for a day or two, it will raise their spirits and fill them with a sense of hope.

So I made up my mind....Go Saints.
When the revelation (revolution) comes
When the revelation (revolution) comes
Oh lord I want to be in that number
When the saints go marching in

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Bob DeMarco is the editor of the Alzheimer's Reading Room and an Alzheimer's caregiver. Bob has written more than 1,200 articles with more than 9,000 links on the Internet. Bob resides in Delray Beach, FL.

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